Hi, I have a very happy starter and bake most days in my bread machine (three kids, nuff said!).
My white loaf is great, and gets tweaked every now and again by adding rosemary and olive oil, or honey and sunflower seeds (for example)... but I'd love to get a good wholemeal loaf for variety.
I'll give my recipe below but substituting half wholemeal flour (and half my usual white) to make the final dough gives me a delicious loaf, but not much rise... What can I do to get a better rise?
My usual recipe is:
- 300g refreshed starter (100%, I refresh it, divide it immediately and put 300 in the machine, the rest back in the fridge)
Then I add on top, without mixing:
400g White bread flour (here I have tried using 200g wholemeal, 200 white)
4 hr rest followed by 4 hr bread cycle.
Thanks for any thoughts.